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French, Belgian, European, International, Fusion
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Bondgenotenlaan 92, Leuven, Belgium
+32 16 205 005
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food, nice atmosphere

Really nice menu, in a calm and relaxed environment in downtown Leuven. The Tapas menu has small portion but is very tasty. The calf is a nice size steak, and is cooked very well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Pontypool, United Kingdom
via mobile
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to Zarza for a business lunch. The 2 courses business lunch selected was nicely presented and tasted excellent. The portions were fine for a business lunch. The service was attentive and friendly.

Thank Lode S
Leuven, Belgium
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The best restaurant in Leuven! Marvelous interesting cuisine - real art of cooking and "taste palette". With all the splendor of the food, very generous portions. Exquisite wine and delicious desserts. Restaurant for special and romantic events. Attentive and friendly service. It really is a rare case, when you want to come back many more times here. Thank you for... More 

Thank Helen2575
Kortenberg, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Service: Polite waiters, helpfull and very friendly. Food: Outstanding! Delicious! Superbe! the zita-menu has dishes that look great and taste amazingly! It contained a beef dish, fish dish and a partridge dish. Their look on the belgium classic of bludwurst and apples was presented on very creative and fun way! All dishes had great flavors that combined excellent. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Alexander L
Leuven, Belgium
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Visiting for my birthday on a monday evening, 6p, menu Zita. All in all: great evening! Nice setting, nice champagne and wines (à la carte), good and friendly service, and interesting, flavorful and original food-flawlessly executed. highly recommended!

Thank Thomas R
Great Falls, VA
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We found this little restaurant in the booklet called "Flanders Kitchen Rebels", so we knew what we were looking for. Stopped for lunch, returned for dinner. It is an adventure - sometimes we were surprized by the combinations of flavors and colors on our plates, but they never failed to please. From some tables you can watch the chef work... More 

Thank TravellerMR
Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland
Level Contributor
110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Walking on the street you might easily miss this restaurant - from outside it does not look as great as you will experience it going inside. And going inside it surprises with a great atmosphere for dining - with valuable customers, friends or family. We had a menye with for courses - each one was a excellent composition of colours... More 

Thank GerhardCH
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Really nice menu, in a calm and relaxed environment in downtown Leuven. The Tapas menu has small portion but is very tasty. The calf is a nice size steak, and is cooked very well.

Thank Newinnman
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Best place for dinner. Excellent dinner (Social Deal), great tastes and well balanced. The wines did fit perfect with the different plates. Relaxed atmosphere, servers not stiff.

Thank Hermanator_10
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We experienced a wonderfully relaxing lunch away from the hustle and bustle of town life. Exquisite, subtle and unusual flavour combinations were matched with first class wines served by attentive and efficient staff who at no time gave the impression of being rushed.We would highly recommend the set menu with the matched wines. What were particularly lovely were the amuse... More 

Thank A1an_John_Wheeler
Leuven, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Even after having visited Zarza for several times, it still remains a great experience. Each time we were welcomed as if it was the very first time. Great team, and this aswell in service as in the kitchen. It is very obvious that this team works as a well oiled machine and that they are real professionals. Super menus in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bondgenotenlaan 92, Leuven, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 205 005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 148
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European, International, Fusion

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